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Lot 484: LIVINGSTONE, DAVID. 1813–1873.

Bonhams

October 19, 2009
Los Angeles, CA, US

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Autograph Letter Signed ("David Livingstone"), 3 pp recto and verso, conjoined leaves, 8vo, Birkenhead, March 4, 1858, to John Kendall, taped to mount, toned at edges.

Livingstone tidies his financial affairs in the week before setting off on his Zambezi Expedition. In part: "I hasten to say that I have certified your account some fortnight ago and you will be kind enough to apply to Captain Washington R.A., Admiralty for your payment." Washington was chief hydrographer to the Admiralty, and was charged with the logistics of Livingstone's expedition, on the basis that the Zambezi would provide a waterway into the heart of Africa.

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